Period genre?

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There are number of period/historical films listed on the database.

For history, the rules are strict that it should be a film about real events.

But since there are a number of films which have a period setting, why don't we have the "period" genre in the list as well?

A lot of period films have been wrongly listed in the historical genre due to this. For example, The Last Samurai is not a historical film. It's a period action drama but since there's no "period" option, it has been listed as a history film. 

Plus, when we can have "music" and "musical" which look similar but are different, why can't we have "history" and "period" both? This would even prevent confusions in the future.

All in all, just a suggestion :)
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Manish

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Vincent Fournols

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If we must have genres, I fully support your idea.
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Certainly 1919 is "period." and 1776 is history. So two categories would be sensible, and why not overlap if necessary?
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Maybe you're right, but I didn't mean it this way. I meant that historical would be for movies based on real events and period for movies which are basically more of "historical fiction".
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https://www.imdb.com/search/
Advanced Title Search
https://www.imdb.com/search/title

Release Date
[___] to  [___]
Format: YYYY-MM-DD, YYYY-MM, or YYYY

Genres
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Add Story Date ? ?
[ 1776 ] to [ 1776 ]
[ 1860 ] to [ 1865 ]
[ 1920 ] to [ 1930 ]
[ 2020 ] to [ ____ ]

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IMDb would have to add these dates (just years?) ? ?
as these are mostly in Titles,  Plots or Trivia etc ...

1776  (1972)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068156/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068156/reference

The Civil War  (1990-1990)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098769/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098769/reference

The Roaring Twenties  (1939)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031867/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031867/reference

Quantum Leap (TV Series)  (1990)
The Great Spontini - May 9, 1974
TV-PG | Action, Adventure |  16 Nov 1990 |  TV Episode
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0681177/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0681177/reference

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0681177/trivia
This episode takes place in Oakland, California from May 9 to May 11, 1974.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0681177/tvschedule
Fri, Jan 11 12:00 PM - The Great Spontini - May 9, 1974 (S3, Ep8)

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